Stop Poverty found its birth after an earthquake near Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2006. Irene Kruizinga worked in that area and started relief work in the village Trukan. Moreover, the vulcano Merapi erupted and left thousends of people homeless and destitute.
Together with the local population 20 houses were build and hundreds of emergency parcels were distributed among the Merapi victims in an effective and low cost way. What started as a spontanous relief work, has now developed to an efficient and professional organisation.
Our original approach had NOT changed. Donations should go to the intended beneficiaries in an efficient and sustainable way. Therefore, our first responsibility is towards our sponsors, who make our work possible!
Stop Poverty garanties, that a minimum of 95% of your donations, are spend on the intended beneficiaries.